Finding knives in England

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Lucentcrow
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Finding knives in England

Post by Lucentcrow » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:44 pm

Hello everyone

Being one of only a couple of Englishmen including gravknife Ian, there must be a lot of vintage Italian stilettos knocking about in England but it’s just finding them.

Every time I mention flick knives to anyone that might know where to find them they look at me like I’m strange and dangerous, I understand the reason why because knife crime is bad here but I don’t think these criminals want to collect beautifully made hand crafted knives I’m sure a rusty screwdriver or a kitchen knife is what they’ll go for.

Anyway if any of you American chaps know of any leads we could follow up on would be much appreciated.

Thanks

Joe
Also a little pic of my romo just like the one in the book

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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by sammy the blade » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:29 pm

Nice knife and good luck, you'll probably need it.

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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by JulesVane » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:42 pm

Yes, Ian has been a very valuable asset and friend to this forum and has told us the terrible state of collecting availability over there. We often forget how truly lucky we are here. Wish I could help and wish you good luck in your searches.
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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by Lucentcrow » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:56 pm

Hi JulesVane

Beautiful knife mate, yeah it’s really hard over here I’m sure lots exist but it’s just finding them, thanks for showing your romo and thanks for the reply :)

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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by Bill DeShivs » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:26 pm

I hear they have bins full of knives in London!
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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by Lucentcrow » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:36 pm

Ha ha yeah they do Bill but mostly crap ones ha ha

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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by texans123 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:45 pm

Great looking Romo's!

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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by john » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:49 pm

Joe and Chris your knives are wicked beautiful. I’d say they look better than the example in the book. I’m a big fan of ram scales stilettos. Way cool!!!
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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by Lucentcrow » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:43 am

Thanks John

It’s just finding more now it’s been a lucky start for me collecting :)

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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by john » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:32 pm

Lucentcrow wrote:Thanks John

It’s just finding more now it’s been a lucky start for me collecting :)
You’re very welcome!
Have you tried the “knifeshop” in Austria? They feature new and old knives.
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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by Lucentcrow » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:06 pm

I haven’t mate I’ll give that a go thanks again

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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by georgegroot » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:07 pm

Thanks for posting. Nice knife and good luck.

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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by Lucentcrow » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:54 pm

Cheers georgegroot

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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by Erik131065 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:05 am

Or try the antique section on 3K Knives. They deliver fast.

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Re: Finding knives in England

Post by sammy the blade » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:55 pm

Back in the day I remember Spotlightkid saying he take a vacation to France, something about going through the tunnel. He seemed to find a lot of knives there. Maybe you could try searching some of the old English members and get some ideas.

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